If they lived in Ozark county it was not Falling Springs Twp it was Falling Spring P O. No twps were listed in Ozark county in the 1860 census. Just the county name and the Post Office. With all the bushwhacker problems prior to the War Between the States I don't blame them for not wanting to take that kind of time. It was very rural. In 1850 they used a district number. If you can find your ancestor on the BLM land records it will give you twp numbers. You can take it from there. Some of my people were down by Althea Spring, some up by Souder, some by Almartha, some by Dawt,
etc but they are all listed at that Falling Spring P O. I tried and tried to prove that Falling Spring was around Gainesville or Ava. And that there were two. But according to Post Office records it started being listed in Douglas County at the same time it ceased to be listed in Ozark County. According to the P O coordinates the one up in NE Douglas County is the one that was in Ozark County before the split. Thank goodness for the trained people I had helping me or I would still be trying to find a long forgotten one on the Ozark Co Douglas Co line. My 2nd great grandparents were the first owners of the land around Althea Spring. It was not called that then. I have tried to take several genealogical trips to MO and want to take more.
Am visiting family in Central MO in Aug.
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